The hinomaru, (日の丸), is the symbol of the Star Army of Yamatai. Hinomaru means “circle of the sun.” It is part of the the Star Army's faction visuals and is visible on all uniforms, starships, and most equipment.
During the Second Draconian War, power armor came into widespread use in the Star Army. At the time, the Star Army lacked a distinctive logo and the insignia of the Mindy Power Armor development project was selected to become the Star Army's symbol, as it represented the Star Army's might.
In YE 38, the Star Army began using a new version of the hinomaru that used a Ke-M2-4 Series "Mindy" Armor. The new version is called the “Hinomaru, Type 38.” It is slowly beginning to appear on Star Army equipment and uniforms.
In YE 41, a slightly altered version of the Type 38 began to be used for uniform insignia patches where the Mindy armor was slightly enlarged to allow the patches to more clearly show details. This was called the Type 41. Additionally, a “STAR ARMY” tab was introduced for uniforms. Together these made up the Star Army Insignia Set, Type 41. It is not used on ships and equipment, only uniforms.
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|Type 22|| Original version (YE 22) with transparent background
|Type 22 Stencil||Monochrome version for stencils|
|Type 22 Shiny|| Shiny version for metal pins and badges
|Type 22 Special Edition||Gold Mindy variant for 2014 Patches sent to donators|
|Type 22 Rikupat|| Subdued patch for RIKUPAT camouflage uniforms
|Type 38||New hinomaru design - standard|
|Type 38 Simplified||Simple color version for IRL patches etc.|
|Type 38 Shiny|| Shiny border and shaded version for metallic pins, etc
|Type 38 Lineart||Monochrome version for black and white documents|
|Type 38 Stencil||Monochrome version for stencils|
|Type 41||Used for patches|
The Star Army hinomaru is also used as the main symbol of the Star Army website, appearing as a logo and favicon.
Star Army's logo is not Japanese. The Yamatai Star Empire is anime-inspired more than Japan-inspired. The traditional hinomaru used by Japan is red, while the one used by the Star Army of Yamatai is a darker crimson color (#800000) and the Star Army one has a black outer border.